Community members gathered in Gull Lake this past Friday for their first summer market of the year in conjunction with the summer solstice.

The Summer Solstice Street Party began with the market from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Proton Avenue. 

Lindsay Alliban, Gull Lake economic officer, noted that the Town’s summer markets take place on Wednesdays twice a month.

“We always kick it off on the summer solstice night just to have the longest night of the year, celebrate the summer weather, and get everyone together to know about the markets coming up,” said Alliban.

The market included desserts and baked goods, fresh produce, crafts for children, a cornhole tournament, and more. 

At 6 p.m. attendees could watch the NHL game, Oilers versus Panthers, in the Elks Hall for the steak supper fundraiser.

“We love doing these events just to bring people to downtown Gull Lake,” she said. “We want people to come shop here, visit, and enjoy some time with the rest of the community.”

The Elks Hall, music, and beer gardens continued into the evening. 

“We’re thankful for the support we got from a couple of businesses to help with the events, RBC was our major sponsor and Dynamic Disposal allowed us to use some of their portable washrooms,” added Alliban.